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Author Mügge, Liza.

Title Beyond Dutch borders : transnational politics among colonial migrants, guest workers and the second generation / Liza Mügge.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2010]


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Description 1 online resource (256 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Imiscoe research
IMISCOE research.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-246) and index.
Contents Individual transnationalists -- Migrant organisations and transnational politics -- Surinam: Student activism to transnational party politics -- Turkey: Labour migration to transnational party politics -- Kurdish diaspora politics -- Conclusion: Looking both ways.
Summary "Despite widespread scepticism in receiving societies, migrants often remain loyal to their former homeland and stay active in the politics there. "Beyond Dutch borders" is about such ties. Combining extensive fieldwork with quantitative data, this book compares how transnational political involvement among guest workers from Turkey and post-colonial migrants from Surinam living in the Netherlands has evolved over the past half-century. It looks at Turks seeking to improve their position in Dutch society, Kurds lobbying for equal rights in Turkey and Surinamese hoping to boost development in their country of origin. Sending-state governments, political parties and organisations are shown to be key shapers of transnational migrant politics both in opposition to, and support of, homeland ruling elites. Meanwhile, it becomes clear that migrants' border-crossing loyalties and engagement have not dented their political integration in the receiving societies - quite the opposite. Certainly in this respect, the sceptics have been wrong."
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Subject Transnationalism.
Transnationalism -- Political aspects.
Transnationalism -- Social aspects.
Netherlands -- Foreign relations.
Netherlands -- Emigration and immigration.
Netherlands -- Foreign relations -- Suriname.
Netherlands -- Foreign relations -- Turkey.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
Migration, immigration and emigration.
Social issues and processes.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Emigration and immigration. (OCoLC)fst00908690
Transnationalism. (OCoLC)fst01154884
Netherlands. (OCoLC)fst01204034
Suriname. (OCoLC)fst01204607
Turkey. (OCoLC)fst01208963
Transnationale Politik.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Other Form: Print version: Mügge, Liza. Beyond Dutch borders. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2010 9789089642448 (OCoLC)669124814
ISBN 9789048512829 (electronic bk.)
9048512824 (electronic bk.)
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